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March 2016

Found 8 blog entries for March 2016.

Children thrive on routine. Most parents will tell you that even small changes can be a major hiccup for a little one’s schedule. With this in mind, the prospect of moving—whether its just to a new home or a new city entirely—can be really daunting. Here are a few tips to make this process easier:

1. Discuss the move with the kids

The most important part in making kids comfortable with the idea of moving is by talking about it. Call a family meeting and give them as much information about the move as soon as possible. Explain to the kids the reasoning behind it and how excited you are about the changes. Although the response from them may be negative, be receptive to their feelings and try to explain to them the positive aspects of the move.

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events, happening locally from Friday, March 25 to Friday, April 1.

March 25-26

ACT Playhouse’s “My Fair Lady”

When: 8-10 p.m.
Where: ACT Playhouse, 907 Gaston Street, Dalton, GA 30720
Cost: $11-$15

In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle, who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond—one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor. For more information, visit

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events, happening locally from Friday, March 18 to Friday, March 25.  

Saturday, March 19

Raise the Curtain Fundraiser

When: 8-9:30 p.m.  
Where: Chattanooga Dance Theatre, 5151 Austin Rd., Suite A
Cost: $15

Enjoy an evening of dancing and desserts featuring companies including Ballet Tennessee, Baylor Dancers, Chattanooga Ballet, Chattanooga Ballet's Children's Company, Chattanooga Dance Theatre, Project Motion and Violet Mire. Desserts, coffee, tea and hot chocolate will follow the performance. All proceeds will go to the Tennessee Association of Dance. For more information, visit tennesseedance.org.

Saturday, March 19

Chattanooga Raqs! Bellydance show

When: 8-11 p.m. 
Where: Choo

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This amazing weather has us wanting to be outside any chance we can get! It’s no small wonder that Chattanooga was named the “Best Town Ever” by Outside Magazine last year—we’re not short on incredible places to experience the outdoors. Lace up your boots, grab your pack and check out some of our favorite local hikes!

Sunset Rock (Lookout Mountain)

Difficulty: Easy 
Distance: 0.1 miles, but with plenty of connecting trails

This hike is one of Chattanooga’s most popular—and for good reason. An easy five-minute trek from the parking lot takes visitors to an incredible 80-foot cliff with panoramic views of the city. This trail is dog-friendly and is usually pretty busy on the weekends, but it’s definitely worth the trip! Time it to make sure you

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events, happening locally from Friday, March 11 to Friday, March 18.

Saturday, March 12

Contra Dance Presented By Chattanooga Traditional Dance

When: 7:30-11 p.m. 
Where: Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Road
Cost: $5-$8

Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society (CTDS) will host its monthly Contra dance, featuring caller Chrissy Davis-Camp with music by The Mountain Creek Boys. Every level from beginner to experienced is invited to join, and no partners are required. All dances are taught in walk-throughs. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring an extra pair of clean, soft-soled shoes for dancing. There will be a contra basics workshop for beginners at the start of the

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There are a lot of common misconceptions surrounding real estate agents and real estate in general. Let us set the record straight by debunking these 7 common real estate myths: 

Myth #1 — Agents get incentives to recommend lenders/title companies/inspectors.

This is definitely untrue—against the law, actually—thanks to the 1974 instatement of RESPA: the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. This law prevents any type of kickbacks or favors to real estate agents from vendors which means that any recommendation from an agent is typically based on his/her experience with that particular individual. By recommending them, the agent is only trying to make sure you have an efficient process. 

Myth #2 — Real estate agents try to upsell you to make

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events, happening locally from Friday, March 4 to Friday, March 11.

Saturday, March 5

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera featuring Seth Carico

When: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Tivoli Theatre, 709 Broad Street 
Cost: $21-$81

Versatile bass-baritone Seth Carico, a Signal Mountain native, made his theatre debut at age nine in Signal Mountain Playhouse's "The King and I.” Now, he's an active opera performer in Berlin and one of the busiest bass-baritone's in the industry. Seth will perform some of his Broadway favorites as well as selections from opera works in which he has performed.

Sunday, March 6

East Tennessee Music Collectors Show

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: East Ridge Community Center,

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If you’ve noticed the ‘For Sale’ sign in the yard next door has finally gone and been replaced with a moving truck, it’s about time to introduce yourself to your new neighbors! 

Beyond creating important community ties, a friendly watchful neighbor can be an amazing person to have in your corner. If you are leaving an empty home behind to go on vacation, it’s great to know someone has your back if they see a strange car in your drive. 

Foster a great neighbor to neighbor relationship from the get go by introducing yourself—and come bearing gifts! 

Here are our top six favorite housewarming gifts:

  1. Baked Goods

A basket of cookies, a cake or a loaf of freshly baked bread is a great way to let a new neighbor know they are

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